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Forum: Rogers High Speed Internet and Home Phone   2011-01-27, 09:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,477
Posted By apn
With no documentation and regular CSR's clueless,...

With no documentation and regular CSR's clueless, it's hard to pin this down.

I just got off the phone w/ a retentions CSR who indicated the (supporting Gas_Man's experience) the UA plan for...
Forum: Rogers High Speed Internet and Home Phone   2011-01-26, 05:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,709
Posted By apn
Ah yes, the annually scheduled screw-tightening...

Ah yes, the annually scheduled screw-tightening for Robbers customers. Looking at their web page shows that it's accross the board; home phone, mobility, internet and cable customers will equally...
Forum: Internet, Landline and Wireless Phone   2011-01-26, 05:28 AM
Replies: 748
Views: 84,029
Posted By apn
Wrong, again. From what I've read, Bhell are...

Wrong, again. From what I've read, Bhell are pegging "standard" internet usage @ 25GB/mo in Ontario (aligns with it's BS "Performance" plan) and Quebecers get a whopping 60GB/mo before the UBB meter...
Forum: Where Can I buy and general buying discussions   2011-01-23, 06:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,776
Posted By apn
Watch Amazon, since they often have great sales...

Watch Amazon, since they often have great sales on SqueezeBox products. I generally keep a BOOM in my shopping cart's "for later" section, so I can see price changes.

I've also purchased from...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2011-01-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 30,706
Posted By apn
I'm very interested in your project, bucketo! ...

I'm very interested in your project, bucketo!

Posting here to ensure I keep up on your developments, since I'm also interested in dropping Red cable for OTA, supplemented via the internet.
Forum: Rogers, Fido and Chatr Wireless   2011-01-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,016
Posted By apn
Sweet, a nice 33% increase on a service that's...

Sweet, a nice 33% increase on a service that's already massively overpriced. Welcome to Robbers...

I'm looking to move away from all services on Red, but don't see options for a prepaid that...
Forum: Rogers, Fido and Chatr Wireless   2011-01-19, 10:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 952
Posted By apn
Anyone rooted their Captivate?

Just did it for a family member and looking for a no-name (i.e. no Robbers or AT&T splash screen) ROM for the SGH-i896.

Unfortunately, I learned the hard way that Cognition ROMs retain AT&T...
Forum: Rogers, Fido and Chatr Wireless   2011-01-17, 08:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,016
Posted By apn
So are you saying those currently on the $3/10...

So are you saying those currently on the $3/10 plan will now have to pony up $5 (66% increase) to buy texting capacity they won't use?

My goal is to withdraw as much business as I can from this...
Forum: Smartphone and Tablet Computing including Android, Blackberry and iOS devices   2011-01-15, 08:32 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 11,672
Posted By apn
LMFAO. Still a lot of conjecture and not a...

LMFAO.

Still a lot of conjecture and not a lot of facts since I started this thread. Not counting other operators, VzW gave Apple 93 million reasons to adapt the iPhone, and it won't be suffering...
Forum: Internet, Landline and Wireless Phone   2011-01-14, 10:30 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 142,535
Posted By apn
^ Why are you wasting time looking for dry-loop...

^ Why are you wasting time looking for dry-loop options, when;

1. DSL infrastrucure is famously bad in the capital. I was quoted best-case of 3Mbps by Teksavvy a year ago.

2. Bhell is...
Forum: Home Computing   2011-01-11, 05:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,368
Posted By apn
^ Again, confusing clients w/ (IP) connections. ...

^ Again, confusing clients w/ (IP) connections.

After v4 the WRT54xx routers nosedived into cost-reduced, minimal functionaly mode. Hence nobody would recommend one today, except in circumstances...
Forum: Home Computing   2011-01-11, 04:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,368
Posted By apn
^ Sounds like you're confusing Clients with...

^ Sounds like you're confusing Clients with Connections; the former is how many distinct devices can simultaneously connect to the router, the latter is how many simultaneous IP connections (of the...
Forum: Smartphone and Tablet Computing including Android, Blackberry and iOS devices   2011-01-11, 11:43 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 11,672
Posted By apn
Yes indeed, just as I posted back in March 2010,...

Yes indeed, just as I posted back in March 2010, and I sure took some lumps from all the naysayers.

Step right up now, come and get it while it's hot, there's plenty to go around:
...
Forum: Rogers High Speed Internet and Home Phone   2011-01-11, 06:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,661
Posted By apn
The fundamental difference here is that Robbers...

The fundamental difference here is that Robbers does not (yet) have rubber-stamped approval to screw customers of its reseller services for overages.

Blue and Red have been screwing their own...
Forum: Internet, Landline and Wireless Phone   2011-01-11, 06:11 AM
Replies: 339
Views: 142,338
Posted By apn
I'm very disappointed that Teksavvy is saying...

I'm very disappointed that Teksavvy is saying nothing about UBB to its DSL customers, for whom it's already rubber-stamped by the CRTC. However, they're going to be more tight lipped, if that's...
Forum: AM/ FM, Internet Radio and Music Industry   2011-01-10, 07:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 948
Posted By apn
...another frequent listener here. Often have her...

...another frequent listener here. Often have her tunes streaming through the house.
Forum: Home Computing   2011-01-08, 08:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,368
Posted By apn
I recently purchased and returned this because...

I recently purchased and returned this because the range was dreadful compared to the WRT54GL/Tomato box I was attempting to replace/upgrade.

WNDR3700 specs are amazing and it was just onsale at...
Forum: Internet, Landline and Wireless Phone   2011-01-08, 08:08 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 142,338
Posted By apn
While the SB5100 is physically capable of...

While the SB5100 is physically capable of supporting up to 38Mbps throughput, the problem is that the device is limited to a single carrier, and that carrier can get very congested if all your...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2011-01-08, 08:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,261
Posted By apn
I've only been home for a few days, and finally...

I've only been home for a few days, and finally unboxed my (xmas gift) Touch last night, welcoming the 6th SB device into my home. As usual, setup was a breeze and within 3 minutes the Touch was...
Forum: Internet, Landline and Wireless Phone   2011-01-07, 08:41 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 142,338
Posted By apn
Actually, Rogers has already filed its own...

Actually, Rogers has already filed its own UBB-esque scam to levy overages on TPIA customers from July 1st, 2011, so it's highly probably that all the cable "reseller" ISPs will be equally hit by the...
Forum: Portable Electronics: Digital Cameras, Camcorders, ebook Readers, iPods, MP3 Players and GPS   2011-01-06, 03:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 21,209
Posted By apn
Some units are sold w/ lifetime map updates, but...

Some units are sold w/ lifetime map updates, but if that's not the case and you have recently purchased the device, you have something like 30 or 60 days (iirc) to get free map updates from Garmin's...
Forum: Internet, Landline and Wireless Phone   2011-01-05, 10:07 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 142,535
Posted By apn
Teksavvy cable is available at that postal code....

Teksavvy cable is available at that postal code. Although not yet a customer (anxiously waiting), I wholeheartedly recommend this company.

You can get a 15/1 connection (200GB/mo) for $42.95/mo...
Forum: News, Weather, and Sports   2010-12-17, 10:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,509
Posted By apn
...but rednecks prefer trucks; Top 10 Stolen...

...but rednecks prefer trucks;

Top 10 Stolen Vehicles In Calgary

1. Ford trucks

2. Dodge trucks

3. Dodge/Plymouth vans
Forum: Rogers High Speed Internet and Home Phone   2010-12-16, 09:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,661
Posted By apn
UBB potentially coming to cable

Never one to miss an opportunity to screw over its customers and ca$h in, I've been reading that Robbers has filed a TPIA tariff indicating that it would like to impose its own version of UBB from...
Forum: Rogers High Speed Internet and Home Phone   2010-12-14, 08:24 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 74,602
Posted By apn
On another forum , the word is that TSI cable is...

On another forum , the word is that TSI cable is not suffering the same DPI woes as Robbers.

BTW, MLPP only applies to DSL service.
Forum: What's On In Sports?   2010-12-14, 06:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,222
Posted By apn
Hey, but certainly no complaints about the final...

Hey, but certainly no complaints about the final result :)
Forum: Rogers High Speed Internet and Home Phone   2010-12-13, 10:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,010
Posted By apn
Assuming you're not locked into a contract, best...

Assuming you're not locked into a contract, best way to proceed is call to cancel. When they transfer you to retentions, tell them that you can't live w/ the constraints of the 60GB cap.

It should...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2010-12-11, 07:18 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 38,910
Posted By apn
^ I hear you but w/ commodity HW (and most of...

^ I hear you but w/ commodity HW (and most of these STBs are using the same chipsets), they're missing an opportunity to differentiate and perhaps increase their margins w/ good software.

There...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2010-12-10, 09:41 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 38,910
Posted By apn
Sorry to hear that. I figure there's going to be...

Sorry to hear that. I figure there's going to be a lot of Boxee's in Christmas stockings, but alas, D-Link appears to have bombed the launch, choosing not to learn from the other vendors' rush to...
Forum: VoIP Providers   2010-12-08, 06:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,212
Posted By apn
I have the (free) 3CXPhone app (installed on my...

I have the (free) 3CXPhone app (installed on my Nexus One) setup with my voip.ms credentials for the occasional outbound call, which I do over wi-fi. These calls are accommodated via a sub-account.
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